Let us take you on a journey into health, magic and happiness! Our biggest goal is to impact and inspire people way beyond the experience of our one-week retreat of relaxation and rejuvenation.
We combine invigorating morning yoga flows with relaxing restorative sessions and fresh plant-based meals made with local, organic ingredients based on holistic nutrition principles which will leave you feeling your best possible self!
All packed in a week full of yoga, fun, adventure, Moroccan/Desert culture and connection!
Come join us for a few magical days on the majestic Sahara Desert that will leave you inspired, empowered, and recharged. This program includes day trips, many activities, Nutrition and Essential Oil workshops, daily yoga and meditation, and much more!
You will meet like-minded people, feel recharged and fall in love with the beauty of the desert a unique experience!
In the Sahara we will
In this adventurous retreat we will do yoga daily at sun rise and sunset as we travel through the Merzouga Desert, the best part of Sahara!
The style of yoga will be Ashtanga/Hatha, slow paced , repetitious movements connected to your ujjayi breath that will help you to be aware of your body and bring you in the present moment. The magic of the desert will help even more!
The goal is that you will go home developed in your own practice which will bring you always back to the peace of the desert.
There will also be some holistic health talking where you can ask anything you may be curious about, so you can learn and incorporate something healthy into your daily routine.
Enjoy a tour of the Merzouga Desert and discover the high dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi -N-Tichka Atlas Mountain – Ait Benhaddou kasbah – Dades Valley/Gorges :
Depart at 08:00 from Marrakech to Dades valley via the High Atlas mountains passing through Tizi n’Tichka. In the high Atlas Mountains, we will stop in a women's cooperative of organic Argan oil then we will stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets. We will get the chance to visit the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and we will have a lunch here (not included). It has been named by PATRIMIONY of the UNESCO in 1987 , this Berber Kasbah has been used as a very important destination for international filmmakers for more than 20 films, it was also one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory, salt and silk from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech and beyond. We’ll pass through Ouarzazate. After we will continue to Dades valley, through the Megoun valley of the roses, and will stop in the organic rose shop. In Skoura (berber villages around the valley) we will spend the night in the Dades valley in a beautiful riad by the mountains. After sunset yoga you will have a dinner and sleep at the riad.
Day 2: Dades Gorges – Tenghir – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga (Night In Desert) :
After sunrise yoga and breakfast, we will go from Dades to the Erg Chebbi Sahara desert in Merzouga, our main destination. Berber villages are scattered along the way. We’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud where we will feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to Merzouga. We will stop for lunch (not included) in some of the village along the way and we will also go to a typical shop of the desert where you are free to try on the dresses and clothing, maybe trying the henna' painting on your hands and take beautiful photos of. After will head to the desert and our luxury camp between the dunes. After the sunset yoga between the dunes we will spend the night in Nomad berber luxury tents with drumming, moroccan desert music in the middle of the Sahara. Here is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sky full of stars, sunset and sunrise, amazing!
Day 3: Explore Sahara area
A day all around the desert area. After your yoga and breakfast, we leave the camp to visit the Gnaoua village where local musicians will play music with their authentic instruments. After spending a worthwhile moment in Gnaoua, we drive around the Sahara discovering it's secrets, we will have lunch in some oasis (not included) and then we go back to camp for yoga, camel trekking, sand boarding, taking amazing pictures with the beautiful Sahara landscape at sunset; a true desert adventure through sand dunes. Dinner and live Berber music overnight in our camp.
Day 4: Merzouga Dunes – the Sahara Desert – Berber Nomad Family – Riassani Market.
In the morning, after yoga and breakfast we will have around 1 hour to reach our next destination : a small oasis with canalization, some trees and typical cultivated vegetables of the area. You will learn about the history of the canalization of the desert. After we will go to the fresh market for shopping local food and spices. Here we have two options: buy something to bring to a real nomad camp where have a picnic with them, or up to you we can have lunch in town and visit the nomads for a tea. On the way to the market will stop also to an organic dates shop with 18 different quality of dates (the most local fruit you can find there) and a handmade rugs shop where you will learn about the craft of this rugs and their history. After we will head back to the camp for sunset yoga, delicious dinner and music while you enjoy watching the stars.
Day 5: Free day options:
Stay at the camp and relax enjoy the Sahara desert, or quad or 4x4 in the dunes or paragliding over the dunes if you bring your own gear. (not included)
We'll start with Sunrise yoga and after breakfast you can decide the best way to spend your free day. There will be no tours or excursions this day, but we have few ideas for you in the morning: 1 hour quads ride in the dunes, or 4x4 ride in the dunes, or if you are experienced you can bring your gear tell us in advance before you leave for this trip and we will set you up for an amazing paragliding in the desert. Also If you feel you need a rest you can just chill at the camp, read, relax, take photos… If any of these options don’t suit you, you are responsible to organize your own day and activities, just make sure you will be back for sunset yoga and dinner. During the free day any activities are not included in the final price of your retreat, but if you have interest in some of them just hit up us and will help you out with bookings and best prices.
Day 6: Day at 5 star hotel with swimming pool
Spend the day at an amazing 5 star hotel with a swimming pool in the front of the dunes.
After the sunrise yoga and your breakfast we will drive you to a stunning Moroccan style Hotel with a swimming pool just by the dunes. You will have lunch included here, a holistic workshop (usually essentials oils) and your sunset yoga. Back to the camp for dinner and our last night in the desert.
Day 7: Sahara Desert - arfoud - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
Early morning we will wake you up to watch the sunrise from the dunes and then you’ll have your last yoga practice, breakfast and get ready to return by 4x4 to the Marrakech. On the Last day there will be no stop for tours or activities, but of course for any of your needs and for a nice lunch spot which will be 1 hour and half stop (not included). We will arrive around 8pm to Marrakech drop you any place you need there and end your adventure.
What a wonderful retreat! I don't think I can say anything bad about it at all! The hosts were gracious and kind, knowledgeable and approachable, friendly and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious!
Tania - Apr 11th, 2019
Activities & Accommodations
Our beautiful luxury camp, with stunning sunrises and sunsets, an unreal sky full of stars and lots of outside space to relax between the dunes is located in the middle of the Sahara Desert.
Included in your package
Yoga daily practice
Private Tours activities in Sahara Desert in the day ( visit nomad, oasis ect...)
2 cars 4x4 Comfortable Car Driver English Speaking
Fuel Berber music in the camp
5 nights in Sahara Desert ( one in the hotel - 4 nights in the camp )
1 night in Dades Gorges
Sand boarding in the dunes
Sunset and sunrise over the dunes
Sahara camp overnight stays (vegetarian breakfast & dinner included)
4x4 for luggage in Desert
Pick up / Drop off Hotel/Riad
Lunches/drinks when we do excursions to visit towns or village.
- Tue, Oct 25Sahara Desert
- Fri, Oct 14Sahara Desert
- Wed, Oct 05Sahara Desert